“Dysfunctional family” takes on new meaning when she learns Lucian must sacrifice a daughter to maintain immortality and take over the Realm. When Hazel’s younger half-sister disappears just days before the Rite, Lucian moves Hazel to the top of the sacrificial short list.
A friendly Firecat and an enigmatic woodsman named Arden help Hazel escape back to Colorado, but Meara remains in danger, and Hazel is the only one who can return to the Realm to save her. Afraid, yet compelled to protect her four-year-old half-sister, Hazel races between both worlds, searching for the little girl while being hunted by Lucian. Their lives, and the future of the Realm, leave her no room for failure.